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Iconic photos of a changing city, and commentary on our Collections & Exhibitions from the crew at MCNY.org

Tag Archives: New York at Its Core

In Conversation with Gloria Steinem

“If I stayed home, I’d have to live like everybody else.  If I came to New York, I could be myself.” — Gloria Steinem. Since the Museum’s exhibtion  New York … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

My night at the Museum: A look back at the Gotham Groove late shift

A little over three weeks ago, I spent the night at the Museum. Armed with a box of coffee and assorted comfort foods, I clocked in through the employee entrance … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

From Taxidermy to Technology: the Exhibition Evolution at the Museum of the City of New York

While the Collections Department focuses its attention on the custodianship of the Museum’s vast collection of over 750,000 objects – including photographs, prints, theatrical material, manuscripts, furniture and decorative arts, … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Conserving the Rufus King Traveling Medicine Chest

The New York City of statesman and diplomat Rufus King (1755-1827) was a grim place. Disease crippled the city, with its rampant overcrowding and meager sanitation. And despite their stature, the … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

A View of Melrose

In November, 2016, the Museum of the City of New York will launch New York at Its Core, the first museum exhibition that comprehensively interprets and presents the story of … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

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